NGI Impact Conference. Explore divergent futures and discover how you can help shape a better tomorrow.

Discover how alternative economic systems, rooted in real-life scenarios and writ large, would work in complex societies. Discuss what potential exists for new, sustainable technologies - especially those that might be critical in bringing about more resilient futures.

NGI Impact Conference - Why participate?

On November 29th, at the Next Generation Internet Impact Conference, Edgeryders will unveil Witness, the game; an innovative way of exploring how internet technologies might exist within alternative economies and societies. This furthers our goal of exploring and building desirable futures.

The NGI focuses on transforming the Internet of Today into a more inclusive, secure, and equitable internet for all. A better internet empowers human creativity and mobility; enables us to increase the potential of creating viable solutions for responsible usage of natural resources.

In reality, we continue to be challenged by the limitations of futures made up of the ingredients of today. This discourages us from thinking divergently, even freely, on ways to enable or build better alternative policies. Policies that would help humanity to build thriving, resilient societies that can survive externalities like market failures and pandemics.

This event is a unique opportunity to re-imagine an alternate, better future and how you and your organisation can help make it happen. Connect with experts who can help ensure the ideas are practical. Access the skills and networks needed to bring them into reality.

What is Witness?

Set in the aftermath of a climate-ravaged environment, Witness is the open-source fictional world that encourages us to explore an array of plausible futures unhindered.

Witness: the Game

Witness: the card game derives from the world of Witness. It lets you play as one of a handful of alternate economies, shepherding the social order of your choosing through a series of crisis events. Step into the role of a powerful policy maker and test out how you would respond when faced with chaos. Make the right call using policies from radically different social orders.

Discover how alternative economic systems, rooted in real-life scenarios and writ large, would work in complex societies. Discuss what potential exists for new, sustainable technologies - especially those that might be critical in bringing about more resilient futures.

Join us and use Witness as the basis for futurism that works to improve, not harm, the wellbeing of people and the planet. Let us know how you or your organisation would like to participate in building, monetising and regulating a Next Generation of Internet Technologies in building better futures.

Register for this event

Register here today to join us as we run the first live streamed card game sessions. Early birds receive limited edition game cards with original art!

Additional Perks

The event is free of charge for anyone to play. Those who make extra efforts to support the event get additional perks!

  • An illustrated book showcasing the best insights that emerged during the event.

  • All contributors helping to expand the impact of the insights derived from the event, via blog posts or other stories shared via social media, will receive a limited edition poster with original art based on the Distrikt of their choice.

  • Your profile will also appear on a dedicated page which features the bios of our valued contributors.

We will announce opportunities to contribute via Twitter, Telegram and our Online Community Forum.





This event is part of the NGI Forward project Generation Internet (NGI) initiative, launched by the European Commission in the autumn of 2016. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 825652 from 2019-2021. You can learn more about the initiative and our involvement in it at https://research.ngi.eu

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